Can you be both alive and dead at the same time?

Dead and Alive?

This Sunday, 2 September, we're continuing our journey through the Apostle Paul's letter to the Romans.  We're in chapter 6 this week.  You might like to read ahead to get the most out of Sunday.

And as it's Father's Day, we'll have a special small gift for all the men in our church family!


Romans 6:1-14 New International Version (NIV)

What shall we say, then? Shall we go on sinning so that grace may increase? 2 By no means! We are those who have died to sin; how can we live in it any longer? 3 Or don’t you know that all of us who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? 4 We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life.
5 For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we will certainly also be united with him in a resurrection like his. 6 For we know that our old self was crucified with him so that the body ruled by sin might be done away with,[a] that we should no longer be slaves to sin— 7 because anyone who has died has been set free from sin.
8 Now if we died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him. 9 For we know that since Christ was raised from the dead, he cannot die again; death no longer has mastery over him. 10 The death he died, he died to sin once for all; but the life he lives, he lives to God.
11 In the same way, count yourselves dead to sin but alive to God in Christ Jesus.12 Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body so that you obey its evil desires.13 Do not offer any part of yourself to sin as an instrument of wickedness, but rather offer yourselves to God as those who have been brought from death to life; and offer every part of yourself to him as an instrument of righteousness. 14 For sin shall no longer be your master, because you are not under the law, but under grace.
Romans 6:6 Or be rendered powerless
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New series in Junior Youth Bible Study

We are starting a new series in Junior Youth Bible Study this Sunday – Romans!
If you have kids in years 4 – 6 at school, we’d love for them to join us.
Bring your Bible and all your questions!

Joining a church can sometimes feel a little like suddenly becoming part of a very large family! Welcome Lunch

We love having new people join our church family, and if you're new at Trinity we're eager to make the transition as easy as possible for you!  

A Welcome Lunch is your chance to meet some other people who are new-ish, a few people who have been around a bit longer, and to enjoy a meal together. There's an opportunity for you to ask any questions that you might have about our church, who's who, and how things work at Trinity.

Our next Welcome Lunch is Sunday, 9 September, 1 PM at Clayton & Kathy Fopp's  home in Littlehampton.  If you've been around for a few weeks or months, and would like to get to know your new Trinity family a little better, please join us!

You can let us know you're coming and advise us of any dietary requirements by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by using the Response Slip on Sundays.

Please join us!

Kids Church: Jesus rejected at Nazareth

Hundreds of years before Jesus was born, the prophet Isaiah wrote about God’s plan to send a Messiah. He would bring good news and redeem people who were broken and hurting. Jesus read Isaiah’s words and told everyone who was listening that He is the promised Messiah.
Come along to Kids Church on Sunday to find out more!  We hope you can join us!
#trinitykids #thegospelprojectkids

Junior Youth Bible Study

Do you know young people in Years 4 – 6 at school?
They are welcome at Junior Youth Bible Study this Sunday!  We read the Bible together, discuss what we learn and ask LOTS of questions!  This week we are looking at Romans 6:1 – 14.  We hope you can join us!

Our teaching series in Paul's letter to the Romans kicks off again this week. Romans

Martin Luther called Paul's letter to the Romans "the purest gospel" and the letter as been especially treasured by Christians for centuries.  Our time in Romans begins with chapter 5 this week in Bible Study Groups and on Sunday.  We looked at the earlier chapters together back in 2014.

We want to help you get the most of out of our time in Romans together, so here are a few resources and idea that might be useful!

Remind yourself what's happend so far by reading Romans 1 - 4 before Bible Study Group or before Sunday. This will help you pick up the flow of the letter. It's about a 13 minute read.

Spend some time in the passages before BSG or Sundays. You can download the study guide to help you dive into, understand, and apply each section we're going to be looking at together.

Read Martin Luther's Preface to Romans.  You can download a PDF of it to print out.  We distributed this PDF last time we were in Romans together and lots of people found it a hugely stimulating read. It will take you about half an hour to read through.

Pray and ask God to speak to you through his Word!

Listen to the talks from Romans 1 - 4.

Romans 1:1 - 17 :: The Power of the Gospel

Romans 1:18 - 32 :: An End to Ignorance

Romans 2:1 - 16 :: Who do You Want to Judge You?

Romans 2:17 - 3:18 :: An End to Reliance on the Law

Romans 3:9 - 20 :: There is No One Righteous

Romans 3:21 - 31 :: God Makes A Way

Romans 4:1 - 12 :: Father Abraham Had Many Blessings

Romans 4:13 - 25 :: A Promise that Comes by Faith

Kids Church: parables

Come along to Kids Church this Sunday and find out what we can learn from parables.
Jesus told a story about seed that fell on different kinds of soil to illustrate how people respond to the gospel. Jesus is the Sower who shared the truth about God’s kingdom. His followers continue to share the truth today, and those who understand and accept the gospel become more like Jesus.
We hope you can join us!
#trinitykids #thegospelprojectkids

This Week in Kids Church

Jeus offered the woman something no one else could give her—living water. Jesus wasn’t talking about water that she could physically drink; Jesus was talking about the Holy Spirit who would satisfy her spiritual thirst. Jesus gives the Holy Spirit to those who come to Him by faith.
We hope you can join us in Kids Church this Sunday to find out more about Jesus and the Samaritan woman!
#trinitykids #thegospelprojectkids

Kids Church this Sunday

We hope you can join us at Kids Church on Sunday as we learn about a short man with a funny name … Zacchaeus!
Zacchaeus’s job was to collect money from the Jews for the Roman government. He was greedy and dishonest, which led Zacchaeus to being looked down upon as a “sinner.” Many people knew Zacchaeus, and many did not like him.
Jesus came to seek and save the lost. He came after us—sinners who do not deserve Him—and He rescues us from sin. Jesus died on the cross for our sin, and He is glad when we repent and trust in Him.
#trinitykids #thegospelprojectkids
Junior Youth Bible Study
Do you have kids in years 4 – 6 at school?  Bring them along to Junior Youth Bible Study on Sunday to find out more of the story of Joshua and Israelites entering the land God promised them.  We hope you can be there!
What have you inherited from your parents? And grandparents?
Do you know what you’ve inherited from Adam??
If you have youth in Years 4 – 6 in school, bring them along this Sunday to share their answers and find our what Paul says in Romans 5.  We hope you can join us!

Amplify Kids Club is on Friday!

3:30 PM at St Mark’s Church Hall for kids in Years 4 – 6 at school.
Come along for games, craft, afternoon tea and God’s great rescue stories.